Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Caretaking" dad beats 2-month-old son while mom is at work (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Dad RODRIGO NAVARRO JR. is a f***ing idiot. That is all.

Father accused of beating infant son with clothes hanger

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By Patrick Lohmann / Journal Staff Writer

PUBLISHED: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police have arrested the father of a 2-month-old boy who allegedly beat him with his hand and a clothes hanger out of frustration that the infant would not stop crying.

Police said Rodrigo Navarro Jr. sent text messages to the baby’s mother while she was at work, including one that said “I’ll waste this (racial epithet)” and “I can’t calm him down”.

The mother arrived after getting a ride home from a friend after work to find Navarro on the couch and the boy lying facedown on the bed, and she took the infant to the University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment as soon as she saw his injuries, according to police.

The baby had extensive swelling and dark bruising covering the left side of his face, bruising inside his left ear, red marks on his chest and lower back, and bruising on his left hand, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in Metropolitan Court.

Navarro, 27, told police that he was frustrated that the baby would not stop crying and that he had been drinking malt liquor.

The child was in stable condition with extensive swelling and bruising, according to the complaint.

Navarro is facing charges of child abuse without great bodily harm. He’s being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center without bail.